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Matt Cleary

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And there’s the rub, for mine. Why’d they anoint that No.7 with the C and all the mega-bucks when he’s not the best 7 or C? I love Hooper. But Pocock’s just better. Just is.

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

Ha. Isn’t that true of all of us, Carl?

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

Sport can do stuff, like everyone. But the big picture is all the cars and smokestacks pumping rubbish into the air. It’s got to stop. We’ve got to get energy from the sun and wind, and the waves and stuff that doesn’t so root the atmosphere and environment, the thing otherwise known as where we live.

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

NASA has no such graph. They could probably rig you up one based on the odds of you picking the card at the Valley, my tip about 8 million to one. That’s why bookies drive Mercedes.

Question: If they cancelled the Cox Plate one year because it was 47 degrees and horses might die, and the AJC and Chris Waller and, I dunno, Johnny Tapp said climate change was rooting racing, would that … affect you?

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

Ha. You even look at it?

Here: https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

Evidence. Facts and stuff.

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

I don’t know mate. I know it’s NASA. They have put up a graph. And they are Experts. I trust Experts from NASA over James from Forbes, and Investors.com, and Alan Jones, and every other screaching parrot beholden to big coal, and what have you.

I trust the Scientists. They have no reason to lie about it. They have not conspired all together to lie about it. Since humans began pumping shit into the sky, the planet’s getting hotter you only need measure glaciers to prove it. And it’s unprecdented in the last 650,000 years.

And NASA.

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

Graph. Titled “How we know” https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

Did you check out the graph?

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

Check out the graph

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

NASA scientists say it’s a Thing, and humans are causing it.

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

Yeah I was surprised Renshaw didn’t get extended run.

If this were a timeless Test, Cheteshwar Pujara could bat until July

I remember that line … and how the pics illustrated the best way to walk off with dignity… had a picture of someone doing it, Greg Chappell I think: bat under the arm, take gloves off, get off. It was such a bible.

Roll on summer of cricket, roll on

Ha. Nice one. Worse things for sheets to smell like than cricket bat.

Roll on summer of cricket, roll on

That, Maxwell, is a horrible tale.

Ha. Fair to say it tested the premise that pain is not just an emotion.

Roll on summer of cricket, roll on

Nah mate, it was actually relatively light. Not a Hurricane. It was just a “twin-scoop”, I think, with Hookesy’s signature embedded in it. Cracking bit of willow.

Roll on summer of cricket, roll on

Ha. By interesting I believe you mean completely wrong, Paul, but thanks. And yeah Sutto’s a good fella. They love him down Maroubra. Reckon junior coach would be good role for him.

John Sutton: Peak Bunny

Ha. Wait til he goes to jail.

First sits two points ahead of eighth. You pick a winner

Ha. Blind hope! The best kind.

Go the V. Here is hopin.

But I’m afraid, my man, the Hot Broncs are gonna towel you up in Vegas.

First sits two points ahead of eighth. You pick a winner

Ha. Broncos premiership wouldn’t be a nightmare for me. Nor would Storm, not really. My team’s out the back door on Mad Monday the Daily Tele couldn’t even be bothered sending peeping toms to.

First sits two points ahead of eighth. You pick a winner

I’ll be here, Rook. And I’ll stand by “Saints are rubbish” until they aren’t. Hope they come good. Can’t see it.

Can you? Is there cause of optimism among the Red V people?

First sits two points ahead of eighth. You pick a winner

Yeah, you could make a case for the Dragons, but not a good one, for mine. Be laughed out of court. But then stranger things have happened. The Cows made the grand final last year without Thurston. Donald Trump’s president. People watch old mate the Beaver whatever his name is, Honey Badger, on a reality dating show. Kooky times.

First sits two points ahead of eighth. You pick a winner

True. Yet Griffin didn’t want it broken, presumably. Gus has exercised the option to break it, punt him and pay him out. And then the Tigers coach as a replacement, that the Tigers believe lacks integrity, presumably at least until they gain satisfaction, which could only come in the form of cash from Panthers world of pokies, and/or a better coach than Ivan. As Marina said: it’s business. I think bandying about Loyalty and Integrity in matters of business… they’re not words generally connected with business.

Breaking Bad: League contracts are signed in invisible ink

Don’t quite take your point, Paul. Journos can’t write Fiction, they’d be out of a job. You can write Opinion though, and it’s never wrong.

FWIW I’m a freelance, sole trader. Like a sub-contractor though I sign no contract and have no employer as such, just a series of Publishers I knock out stuff for. Bit like footy players, indeed we share a union (with Actors), though they sign contracts that don’t appear worth much if both parties agree they want out of em. Which was my point.

I’m not quite across yours.

Breaking Bad: League contracts are signed in invisible ink

Thanks. I think.

Origin's great shift: How New South Wales ended Queensland's dynasty to start an empire of their own

Agreed. But you did read this bit “Yet this is not to say we’re looking at a decade of Blue Time. This is not to suggest we’re at the start of a Cleary dynasty”.

And this bit, which I quite liked because I could include Jake the Mus in Star Wars:

“he Maroons can win series in the next few years on the back of their generation next. Fact. Queensland is like a veritable breeding ground for league people. Seen that bit in one of the dud Star Wars prequels, where there’s all the stormtroopers cloned from Jake the Muss? That’s every town in Queensland from Cooktown to Coolangatta.”

Origin's great shift: How New South Wales ended Queensland's dynasty to start an empire of their own